Denise Snyder Natural sculpture Artist

Explorations in Natural Sculpture

Orange Dream Archway
Abaca Nest
Fields of grass, forested hillsides, seasons in nature… all are open for interpretation and sculpting.
Wild Energy, Joyful Reunion, Shrine of the Sun Worshippers
Shadows on the Air
Shadows on the Air
Spring After the Fires, detail
Brightly colored undulating sculptures of paper and rattan using nature as the driving force.
Spring After the Fires, Outreach, September Afternoon
White Paper Flags
Music of Mali
The materials are not concealed, but are clearly evident in the artwork and their own beauty is as important as the final form.
Music of Mali
Bent Wire Series
Ecstatic Energy, 48x72" Matzke Sculpture Park, Camano Island, WA
Commissioned artwork adds natural elements to interior spaces.
Commercial Installations: Willows Inn on Lummi Island, Marriott Hotel, Bellagio Casino
Imagining Winter Series
These architectural elements can be fun and whimsical.
Lighter Moments
The Essence
Nature is a driving force in my use of organic materials and in the ideas expressed.
Denise Snyder

Denise Snyder makes organic forms out of branches, grasses, brightly colored papers, and metal. With a strong Scandinavian influence her wall and free standing sculptures are inspired by and representative of nature.


email: denise@dsnyderartist.com






2020 Museo Gallery, Langley, WA

2020 Shack Art Center, Currents 2020, Everett, WA

2019 Matzke Fine Arts, sculpture park installation, Camano Island, WA

2019 Dakota Art Gallery, w/ Maryjo Maute, Bellingham, WA

2019 Shack Art Center, Everett, WA

2019 Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA

2018 Social Fabric, Bellingham, WA

2018 Fourth Corner Frames, Bellingham, WA

2018 Matzke Fine Arts, Camano Island, WA

2017 Valise Gallery, Vashon Island, WA

2017 Art Stop Gallery, Tacoma, WA

2017 Vashon Center for the Arts Koch Gallery, Vashon Island, WA

2016 Allied Arts Gallery in Richland, WA

2016 Matzke Fine Arts, Camano Island, WA

2016 Willows Inn, Lummi Island, WA

2015 Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA

2014 Lightcatcher Museum, Reaching Beyond, Bellingham, WA

2014 Smith & Vallee Gallery, Edison, WA

2014 Schack Art Center, Tangible Evidence, Everett, WA

2014 Anchor Art Space, Anacortes, WA

2014 Studio UFO, Bellingham, WA

2013 Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA

2013 Lightcatcher Museum, Nature in the Balance, Bellingham, WA

2013 Allied Arts Gallery, Richland, WA

2012 Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA

2012 Lucia Douglas Gallery, Bellingham WA, three person show

2012 Newport Visual Arts Center, Nest, w/ Trish Harding, Newport, OR

2010-18 Family Interactive Gallery, Lightcatcher Museum, Bellingham, WA

2011 Matzke Fine Arts, Camano Island, WA



2015 Willows-Inn, Lummi Island, WA

2013 Church Ranch Marriott, Westminster, Arizona

2010 J.W. Marriott Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona

2009 Sheraton Hotel, Dallas, Texas

2009 Stonebridge Spa, Boston, Massachusetts

2007 St Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan

2007 Hyatt Hotel, San Antonio, Texas

2006 Hyatt Hotel, Jacksonville, Florida

2004 Camelback Marriott, Scottsdale, Arizona

1999 Wild Buffalo Club, Bellingham, Washington

1998 Bellagio Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada


Public Art Installations:

2008-present Whatcom Museum’s the Lightcatcher,

Family Interactive Gallery, Bellingham, WA

2014 Big Rock Park, Sculpture Park, Bellingham, WA

2013-14 Nature in the Balance, cityscape sculpture, Bellingham, WA

2008-10 Velocity, cityscape sculpture, Bellingham, WA


© Denise M Snyder


© 2017 Denise Snyder